Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern are hoping their side can ensure Premier League survival this season, as a drop down to the Championship would be a disaster for the Magpies. 

Rafa Benitez was always going to be up against it after failing to bring in a sufficient amount of players in the January transfer window, as cracks are beginning to appear in Newcastle United’s bid for survival. Indeed, the Magpies suffered a 2-0 defeat against Premier League high flyers Liverpool in their last outing, in a performance that saw many of our local northerners hurl abuse at the players.

However, it’s vital that the supporters can get behind the team for the remainder of the season, with negative vibes potentially costing the side dearly in their attempts to avoid the drop. Indeed, the poor performances displayed by many of the Newcastle players over the past couple of weeks has caused for major concern, as the Magpies cannot afford a slip-up at this point in their season.

Therefore, with crunch matches against Southampton, Huddersfield and West Bromwich Albion still to come for Newcastle, here’s a look at TWO players that need to improve their performances to help ensure safety…